|Perry County, Alabama|
Location in the state of Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 13, 1819|
724 sq mi (1,875 km²)
719 sq mi (1,862 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), (0.63%)
16/sq mi (6/km²)
Perry County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, of Rhode Island, United States Navy. As of 2000 the population was 11,861. Its county seat is Marion.
- Bibb County (north)
- Chilton County (east)
- Dallas County (southeast)
- Marengo County (southwest)
- Hale County (west)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,861 people, 4,333 households, and 3,046 families residing in the county. The population density was 6/km² (16/sq mi). There were 5,406 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 30.86% White, 68.38% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Nearly 0.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 4,333 households, out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.40% were married couples living together, 25.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. Nearly 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63, and the average family size was 3.23.
In the county, the population was spread out with 29.80% under the age of 18, 11.10% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 20.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $20,200, and the median income for a family was $26,150. Males had a median income of $26,272 versus $16,839 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,948. About 31.20% of families and 35.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.90% of those under age 18 and 25.80% of those age 65 or over. Perry County is considered to be the poorest county, in terms of household income, in the state of Alabama.
Cities and towns Edit
- Official Site
- Perry Co. Chamber of Commerce
- Perry County map of roads/towns (map © 2007 Univ. of Alabama).
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